By Omar Javaid, Sr. Editor, Critic Magazine
Sounds familiar? I won’t bias you rather will try to be as neutral as possible. I know a few names pop in your mind when you read the title. Top of which would be … cough, cough … this makes me cough while typing, not strange though!
Since a couple of days I felt like writing something on the subject, wanted to expose, stripping out naked, revealing the ugly faces, but couldn’t not because I was afraid or didn’t had any material, but because what I intend to make obvious is already as obvious as the sun at noon on a clear sky, need less if I emphasize more. Incomprehensible though.
Truths are proven as correct, even if one try to disprove, honestly though. Hence the question, Is it just a myth or a conspiracies erected by the opposition against the leadership of this country? The allegations, the charges, the blame game, couldn’t all be the political gimmicks? The dyeing economy, the runaway inflation, shortages of essentials, the war on terror, increasing hostility at boarders, the threat of Blackwater (Xe) … et al, couldn’t all be blamed to the preceding governments … na its the terrorists! … right!?
There can be two simple answers, Yes and No! If the answer is yes, then a layman one wonders, what measures the government has taken exactly to tackle the crises? If the answer is No, then … it gets very complicated for at least a common man to comprehend.
We have an instinct to forecast so that we my plan ahead, and we do so on the basis of the trends we see around, which today points towards an even more dark future. This makes one wonder for natural reasons “towards whom the loyalties of our leadership inclines?” I am not a political scientist, not a professional journalist even, nor I am a conspirator funded by the opposition, I am just a common man trying to figure out what’s the hell is going on. For me the demagogy is getting more and more obvious, so as my problems are … and I just can’t help shout, “Lemme out”! ….
It has been weeks since I wrote the preceding lines, and right now I can only move on to a higher – superlative degree if I portray the situation again. It is now becoming an open secret that our establishment is becoming more of a mouth piece of international powers, only taking dictations and ensuring submissive corporation.
But is it really their fault, or I would say, Is it really a fault in the first place? Or they are just doing their best? … It is an undeniable fact that personality of the leader reflect the characteristic of the masses; hence if the establishment looks sold, then make it clear that masses have already sold their honor, believes, values, pride, self-respect for pennies, may be to fed their empty stomach or to tame their lustful desires.
Now comes the K-L Bill! Did anyone notice the increasingly unreasonable tone of our (un)holy masters with white skins? … Put yourself in their shoes; simulate your behavior in your imagination, as if you are among the masters, for a beggar or a prostitute who keep asking you for more cash! what would you do with her, how would you treat her, how long would it take to tame you if you have unlimited supply of cash, wouldn’t it feels like as if you own or her, wouldn’t you stop unless she screams and beg for her life? (satirically)… Am I getting unreasonable? … now come back to reality, i.e. in your own shoes … how it feels now, is it like you are a sweeper working in a brothel? … Need a new career?
Beggars are not choosers, hence choosers are not beggars. Choosers own a free will rather; have self-respect, a vision, and a set of values or ideals! hence a criterion to make a choice. It’s a paradox of life, protecting these ideals and sacrificing things dear to us and our stomach eventually brings results which are most unlikely i.e. most rewarding, though in the long run . History is evident, the latter generations never honor and inspire riches of the past, unlike those who have made great sacrifices for their people like Prophet PBUH and companions etc.
What a common man can do? I would rather ask, who is a common man? In my view, a common man is common because he thinks so! … Ever heard the phrase “the flaps of butterfly wings on one side can bring a hurricane on other side of the planet“, if not then Google “The Butterfly Effect”. You can never estimate that your single seemingly insignificant deed can lead to unimaginable results at macro level, but nothing would happen if we choose to sit idle or rather prefer selling our soul for a piece of bread or a brand new car rather; but remember if you do so then may be coming generations of women of your society, let alone family, might be selling their bodies to survive (sorry! need to be that blunt) … you can drill only a single finger sized whole at the bottom of a ship to sink it, or vice versa … so would you like to give it a try … again!?